Congratulations to Pat Sanderson, Ugo Monye and Ben Gollings, who have all been selected for the England Sevens squad competing in the Cardiff (31st May and 1st June 2003) and London (6th and 7th June 2003) legs of this season's IRB World Sevens Series.
England's victories at Brisbane and Hong Kong put them second in the world rankings, on 76 points, going into the final two legs behind New Zealand (92 points), with Fiji (74 points) in third place.
The full squad is as follows:
Simon Amor (Gloucester)
James Brooks (Northampton Saints)
Phil Dowson (Newcastle Falcons) Ben Gollings (NEC Harlequins)
Paul Hodgson (Bristol Shoguns)
Magnus Lund (Sale Sharks) Ugo Monye (NEC Harlequins)
Duncan Roke (Worcester) Pat Sanderson (NEC Harlequins)
Rob Thirlby (Rotherham)
* Two more players will be added to the squad today
Harlequins fan Ed Atkin won the Etihad Airways 'Up and Under' competition at the Northampton Saints game. As a result, he and a friend have won a holiday to Abu Dhabi courtesy of Etihad Airways and the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority.